KMail message body denial of service

kmail-message-body-dos (8283) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

KMail client version 1.2 running on K Desktop Environment (KDE) version 2.1.1 is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker can send an email with a message body containing 55KB to cause the Kmail client to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of KDE kmail (1.3.1 or later), available from the KDE kmail Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Daniel Naber KDE Kmail 1.2
  • KDE K Desktop Environment (KDE) 2.1.1

Reported:

Feb 26, 2002

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